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Once in a Lifetime

Greg Maddux of the Braves Is the Best Righthander in the Past 75 Years—but He Would Rather You Didn't Know It

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Return of the Big Bopper

Down but determined to fight his way back to the top, Muhammad Ali turned 1974 into a year of great triumph

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Magic Lives: Johnson Thriving 10 Years After HIV Announcement

Magic Johnson has pulled off one of the great comebacks in sports history, and it's got nothing to do with basketball

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Rapture of the Deep

Carried away by love—for risk and for each other—two of the world's best freedivers went to the limits of their sport. Only one came back

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The Ultimate Teammate

The Super Bowl rings are nice, but his greatest achievement grows out of a generosity of spirit that makes him a leader in the toughest times